Sports News-July 10, 2014

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For the third time, it will be Argentina-Germany in a World Cup final after the Argentines advanced to Sunday's championship with a semifinal victory over the Netherlands in a match decided by a 4-2 advantage in penalty kicks.  Argentina beat Germany in the 1986 World Cup final and Germany returned the favor in 1990.

A person familiar with the situation says Pat Riley has gotten his chance to convince LeBron James to stay in Miami.  The person told The Associated Press that the Miami Heat president met with the four-time NBA MVP yesterday in Las Vegas, more than two weeks after James opted out of his contract and elected to become a free agent.

Restricted free agent Chandler Parsons has agreed to an offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks.  The Houston Rockets will have to decide if they will match it.  ESPN, citing sources close to the process, reported that it was a three-year offer worth more than $45 million.  The 25-year-old Parsons averaged 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and four assists last season for the Rockets.  He has played 213 games, starting 207, the last three years in Houston.  In Dallas, the small forward would be in a frontcourt with Dirk Nowitzki and recently reacquired Tyson Chandler.

Calling her "a pig," a raging Donald Sterling has denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand and says he would never sell the Los Angeles Clippers.  Sterling, his voice rising to a shout in an otherwise quiet courtroom yesterday, vowed to spend the rest of his life suing the league as he fights his wife's proposed $2 billion sale of the Clippers.

Nebraska Cornhusker wrestler James Green earned the silver medal at 154 pounds in the men’s freestyle division of the University World Championships yesterday.  Green opened the day with an 11-1 victory over an opponent from Finland in the quarterfinals before taking down a Russia competitor, 8-4, in the semifinals.  In the finals, Green was pinned by a wrestler from Moldova.  Green, a New Jersey native, earned a spot on the team by winning both of his matches at the University Nationals in Akron, Ohio on May 25.  This year’s competition marked the second consecutive year that Green competed in the University World Championships.  Last summer Green posted a 1-1 record in Kazan, Russia.  Green will return to Nebraska’s lineup as a senior in 2014-15.  He is a three-time All-American and the reigning Big Ten champion at 157 pounds.  Green placed third at the 2014 NCAA Championships after taking seventh during both his sophomore and freshman seasons.

The Nebraska soccer team released its 2014 schedule yesterday, which features three games against top ten teams from the final 2013 RPI Rankings.  The defending Big Ten regular-season and tournament champions will begin the regular season at home on Aug. 22 against SMU. The game will be the first of twelve home games for the Huskers at the Nebraska Soccer Field.  Last season, Nebraska compiled a 19-4-1 record and went 10-1 in the Big Ten.  The Huskers advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after winning the Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles.

Local Schedule:  Iowa at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).

Local Scores:  Nfk Seniors 6 Wayne/Wakefield 2 (Bsbl); Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 8 Nebraska Nemesis 5; Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 3 Rockets 95’s 2 (Lincoln SB League); Iowa 2 Omaha Storm Chasers 1 (14 Inn.) (Bsbl).

      Final            Detroit                  4    L.A.  Dodgers        1
      Final            Washington            6    Baltimore              2
      Final            San  Francisco      5    Oakland                  2
      Final            L.A.  Angels          8    Toronto                  7
      Final            N-Y  Yankees          5    Cleveland              4,  14  Innings
      Final            Boston                    5    Chi  White  Sox      4
      Final            Kansas  City          5    Tampa  Bay              4
      Final            Houston                  8    Texas                      4
      Final            Minnesota              8    Seattle                  1
      Final            Colorado                6    San  Diego              3
      Final            Arizona                  4    Miami                      3,  10  Innings
      Final            N-Y  Mets                4    Atlanta                  1
      Final            Cincinnati            4    Chi  Cubs                1
      Final            Philadelphia        4    Milwaukee              1
      Final            St.  Louis              5    Pittsburgh            2
      Final    Washington        72    Chicago        65
      Final    Phoenix              78    Seattle        58
      Final    San  Antonio      80    New  York      66
          WORLD  CUP  SOCCER
      In  2OT    Argentina      0    Netherlands      0

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